Today is a celebration. My finished book written with co-author Marky Olson is now officially on Amazon.com. Hooray! I have written one book (Teachers Touch Eternity) previously, but have never had a book marketed through Amazon. I’m excited about the possibilities of people being able to access the book worldwide. It is offered in print format and also as an ebook.
The title of the book is Caregiving Elderly Parents. It is a book of personal stories about helping our elderly parents through the aging process. My co-author, Marky, is a long time friend who lives two thousand miles away in Seattle. We have written the entire book collaborating through phone conferences and webinars. I’ve never written with a partner before and found the experience quite wonderful. Marky and I took turns encouraging one another. We bounced ideas around until we came up with a format which we believe will be a wonderful benefit to all readers.
We discovered that all four of our parents faced the challenges of aging in different ways. We appoached each aspect of aging with personal stories so that I believe the final product is infomative, inspiring, encouraging and even entertaining. I’m including a link to my other blog site which provides a way to link to Amazon to see the book and ebook version. The ebook version will also soon be available for nook and ipads. I hope you’ll take a look at it and recommend it to your friends. http://caregivingelderlyparents.com/
One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I possess quite a bit of initiative. I’m a goal setter. I’m a self starter who won’t quit. I can break down the steps to a goal. I am more than willing to climb those steps one at a time. No one has to encourage me. I make my list, sometimes with a timeline and I’m completely self-driven.
However, I’m guilty of a big mistake. I don’t celebrate when I achieve an accomplishment. Isn’t that something of a sad admission? But it’s true. I’m a worker bee. Every day I have a list. My list today includes ten pretty ambitious items. Writing this blog is only one of them today. But then when I accomplish something big…like actually seeing my book complete and listed on Amazon, I’m too frequently just right onto the next task.
So today I’m asking all of you to celebrate with me. Make me party a little. Pop a cork! Blow up balloons. Throw some confetti. Jump up and down. Your blog friend, Dauna Easley, has a book on Amazon.com. Yippee !! Woo-hoo !! We did it !!
Dauna, I am SO proud of you! Congratulations! You always amaze me!